Mike Basson isn’t just a living parody of a modern movie gangster, he’s also an entrepreneur. Knowing how popular James Cameron’s movie Avatar was two years ago, he’s created an Avatar-themed nightclub named Avastar (sigh) in Rivonia, South Africa, where people can drink, smoke, and… honestly, I don’t know why anyone would think going to an Avatar-themed nightclub would be acceptable, let alone fun. I mean, if you’re a furry looking for some hot hair tentacle-on-hair tentacle action, maybe, but the idea of meeting anyone like Basson there would, or should, scare any nerd off. Of course, it’s possible Basson recognizing this, which is why he covered the walls with erotic Na’Vi pics. Like, straight off DeviantArt erotic Na’Vi pics.
So yes. Somewhere in the world, there is a nightclub with a picture of Marilyn Monroe as a topless Na’Vi on the wall. Honestly, Mayan Apocalypse, there’s no need for you to wait until December. You want to crack the planet in two any earlier, please, go ahead. I think you’d seriously be doing us a favor at this point. (Via FilmDrunk)
Robert Bricken is one of the original co-founders of the site formerly known as Topless Robot, and its first editor-in-chief, serving from 2008-12. He brought the site to prominence with “nerd news, humor and self-loathing” as its motto, raising it from total internet obscurity to a readership in the millions, with help from his savage “FAQ” movie reviews and Fan Fiction Fridays. Under his tenure Topless Robot was covered by Gawker, Wired, Defamer, New York magazine, ABC News, and others, and his articles have been praised by Roger Ebert, Avengers actor Clark Gregg, comedian and The Daily Show correspondent John Hodgman, the stars of Mystery Science Theater 3000 and Rifftrax, and others. He is currently the managing editor of io9.com. Despite decades as both an amateur and professional nerd, he continues to be completely unprepared for either the zombie apocalypse or the robot uprising.